Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Getting to Know You: Food





Today, let's talk about our favorite foods.

What do you like to eat, and how often?

Do you enjoy sumptuous feasts, or do you grab what you can, on the run?










Let's share our favorite foods, recipes and cooking tips today! This is a characters-only post.

52 comments:

Aidan said...

Right now I'm having eggs on toast, sausage, and Marc put some strawberries on my plate. Isn't that cute?

Marc said...

And you're getting crumbs all over my keyboard.

Grace said...

I often cook when I need a distraction. Pancakes are probably my favorite, just because of the super-sweet syrup and how simple a recipe they are.

Like when I found out about Gabe being an angel, we made pancakes to talk about it. I just find it easier to relax and process if I'm working on something else, like cooking.

~Grace, On Common Ground

Aidan said...

Hi Grace.

Will you make me pancakes sometime? That sounds really good.

Hey Marc...?

Nevin said...

I'm a vegetarian and I'm very partial to sweets. Grace, can I have your pancake recipe sometime?

Kalila said...

Djinns don't eat what humans would call food. We feed off the wind.

Steady breezes are the healthiest diet, but I love it when a good storm comes through and I can get up on a rooftop and enjoy a feast.

Vic said...

Type O. Definitely.

Anonymous said...

Yummy! Carrot Cake. Yummmmmm.

Grace said...

@Aiden: I...guess I could make you some pancakes. In fact, come to think of it, I signed up to cook for the Police Supporters Breakfast, so you could have some of my pancakes then. Tickets are only $2. All you can eat!

@Nevin: I've got lots of recipes. My grandmother loved to cook, too. She made up a lot of her own recipes and when my mom died, they were handed down to me.

Grace, On Common Ground

shy said...

"Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie."

~Jim Davis

Kalila said...

Ricky likes waffles. And pizza. But not at the same time, which is something about humans I don't quite understand.

Vic said...

Pizza is disgusting. Waffles are just...weird.

Anonymous said...

Kalila - lol.

DESTINY said...

I do not need to eat, but I enjoy eating occasionally. There is an establishment in France that serves pastries and liquor. I highly recommend it.

I like to barbeque occasionally. There is nothing that brings out the flavor in a steak so much as fresh air and mesquite.

I also make a mean quiche. The trick is the crust. The right crust can make or break a quiche. You want it to be melt-in-your mouth delicious. When I serve quiche, my guest devour it almost before I set it on the table.

To be devoured is it's Destiny.

Anonymous said...

Hot Buttered Popcorn.

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Anonymous said...

Hi

I like my mom's meatloaf. My mom cooks pretty good.

I don't cook.

I like hamburgers too.

Shadow

Nevin said...

Shadow, don't you worry about the damage to the environment caused by the cattle industry? And don't you think it's wrong to take a life just so you can have a hamburger?

I'm very disappointed in you. Would you like one of these delicious carrots?

Anonymous said...

Hi Nevin,

Um.

I don't like carrots.

I think my mom is making pot roast for lunch. Want to come over?

Shadow

Goran Njiric said...

Cheap MRE fig bars will be the death of me. They are so delicious, but so bad for me. With all of the exercise I have been getting, the nutritionist keeps talking about how it's going to kill me. Bah. Been in space all my life; if I'm not dead yet, that's just more evidence that I should be allowed to eat what I want.

Still, other than that, fruit. You people have no idea. Fruit, while it's generally available here, there's something about fruit grown in some fertile places back on Earth. It's SO GOOD. I didn't even realize this.

Gabby said...

I eat whatever I can get - and run - usually.

Ginger said...

Shy, your comment inspired me. I LOVE carrot cake. And zucchini bread. I have a recipe for it that includes crushed pineapple.

I'm going to go bake something now. I have some fresh Jersey blueberries so I'll make blueberry scones, I think.

Nevin, the answer is: in about an hour.

Kaelin said...

Aidan neglected to mention that our demon instinct shifts us toward raw human. The instinct has been bred out of us over generations, mostly, though the enemy partakes. And, of course, most rangers are not pureblood demon like my family. A lot of families had regular infusions of human blood in them before inter-species marriage was outlawed.

The Archives have reports that some Rangers have had it, when they were undercover and had to prove themselves as evil.

But we don't really have to eat at all to survive.

Pelwyn said...

We eat mainly eggs, cheese, fish and fowl. In the summer we have fresh vegetables and fruits, but in the winter we are limited to dried fruit and apples and root vegetables that will keep in the cellar.

Blueberries grow in the sandy soil of the southern kingdom; these are dried and are a great treat in winter.

We don't kill anything on four legs for meat, but if a healthy animal dies accidentally then we will eat it, to avoid waste. We keep our cows and sheep for their milk and wool, not their meat.

We prefer a really fresh, well-prepared trout to a steak anyway.

Pelwyn said...

I forgot to say that we love making pastries, as well! We use lots of butter in our baking. And fruit, and soft cheeses.

My, this is making me hungry!

FLOWER said...

I don't do food - much - really.
I bite my nails though.
Will says I chew the end of my hair.
Not much nutritional content though.
Will's 'not making an issue of it'- by not making an issue of it with the loudest version of quiet you've ever heard.

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Nevin said...

You should eat, Flower? Let's go to Ginger's tea house and have some of her delicious scones. It'll be fun!

Candy said...

I love everything to eat - except maybe fish and chips = we lived on that and I got sick of the smell of them. Oh, Pelwyn, I'm definately going to visit you someday! Yum! Right now I would love an American hamburger with all sorts of stuff on it. My Great Aunt introduced me to those! And a strawberry milkshake!

Anonymous said...

Okay. Now, I'm getting really hungry.

FLOWER said...

Hey Nevin

Tricky - the whole eating thing.
I was about to say I want to breathe it all like Kalila - but nah - maybe not. Even thinking about it - I'll pass - for a bit.

Gotta gotta - Will's updating research or whatever.

Nevin said...

Ricky, will you go with me to Ginger's place?

Ricky said...

Sure, Nevin. Maybe she has chocolate chip cookies.

Kalila said...

Are you going someplace without me Ricky? I can eat cookies, you know. I just can't enjoy them like you do.

Aidan said...

Candy,

I'm with you on the fish and chips. That gets old quick.

Marc said...

Heathen.

Scruffy said...

slurp, slurp, slurp, slurp

crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch

slurp, slurp, slurp, slurp

crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch

burp

wag, wag, wag, wag, wag, wag

Ginger said...

Oh my, I guess I'd better whip up a batch of chocolate chip cookies!

I'm running a special this week. A free pot of tea of your choice with any food purchase.

Goran Njiric said...

Oh. The mention of fish reminded me. Back on Burroughs, there's a place called "Fat Aaron's Smokehouse." It's illegal as hell, as open flames on a space station are the worst idea ever. However, Aaron, the original proprietor, was an air circulation engineer on the early construction crew. Before he got too big to fit in the tight spaces, he rigged up a few rooms independent of the air circulation system. Man was as crooked as they come, so naturally I got one as well, to assist me in my then-newfound smoking habit.

Anyway. He built a room for smoking meats in the back of his future shop. With the money he got from illegal installations, he started importing meats from all over Earth, as well as woods and other things. My favorite thing he made was tilapia on a plank. There is no better fish in the entire solar system.

He made all kinds of meats, but I'm big on fish. Space-raised fish are probably some of the best out there, since our water ecosystems tend to have fewer pollutants and more backup stock.

The place is famous for being the only non-Earthbound smokehouse. It's actually a major tourist destination for people coming in from the Belt or farther. That's why it's allowed to keep running. Due to the peculiarities of Hohmann transfer orbits, we're an important spot for people on Earth to Belt runs when Mars is out of season, but we have a lot of good chefs. That's our big thing. Lots of amazing food. I'm responsible for most of the designs in those places.

Wow. It takes a while away from home to realize how amazing home was.

Angelina Nicole said...

Hi! My favorite food is the chocolate cake my daddy makes for my mommy. It's yummy. But recently we've been eating it with weird things. Like olives. Daddy says that's because I'm gonna have a little brother or sister soon.

Maxwell said...

I am like Shadow. My mother feeds me, I eat. I like corn chips. My mother makes me eat broccoli, I fool her. I slip it in my pocket. She never knows. Hah. I am too smart for her. Hah.

Maxwell said...

Anglina, you want to blow up baby brother? I make you a bomb. You let me know. Cheap.

Angelina Nicole said...

No, thank you Mr. Maxwell. I want a baby brother or sister. Even if I didn't daddy would stop me. He's really fast and really strong.

Nevin said...

Maxwell, you should eat your broccoli. It's good for you and really quite tasty.

Auden said...

I don't really have a favorite food. The most I ever get at home is a bit of bread and maybe some cheese if I'm lucky. I did manage to catch a rabbit once though. One of the few times I've had meat. But all the little bits of bone were kind of annoying.

Angelina Nicole said...

Mr. Auden, it's sad that you don't get to eat much. I'll see if my daddy will make you a cake or something.

Maxwell said...

Angelina, you change your mind, you let me know. I also experiment with DNA, and maybe I help you have a baby brother and sister. Together. I do for free, for research.

Nevin, when I am older, I blow all the broccoli up. Boom.

Auden said...

Thank you very much, Angelina. That sounds very nice. Just no olives, please?

Aidan said...

Heyya, Scruff. Hey Shadow.

Angelina Nicole said...

Okay, Mr. Auden. I don't like the black olives either. Only mommy does.

Mr. Maxwell, daddy wouldn't let you near mommy to do your experiments. He's really protective. Please don't try, okay?

Maxwell said...

Angelina,

Okay, I don't try unless you tell me. But you tell me if you want. I still here.

Scruffy said...

Woof!

Anonymous said...

Um, dog food?

No thank you.